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BACKGROUND The coexistence of mycosis fungoides, a peripheral T-cell lymphoma, and B-cell malignancies or Hodgkin's lymphoma in the same patient is unusual. Most descriptions are isolated case reports and case series are strikingly sparse. OBJECTIVES To detect cases of mycosis fungoides associated with B-cell malignancies or Hodgkin's lymphoma and to(More)
BACKGROUND Exaggerated reaction to insect bites, mainly to mosquitoes, is infrequently described in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Skin lesions usually appear months to years after the diagnosis of leukemia and are unrelated to laboratory findings, disease course, or therapy. OBSERVATIONS We describe 8 patients with various hematologic(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with atopic dermatitis increasingly use complementary medicine. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the combination of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture for the treatment of atopic dermatitis. METHODS Twenty (20) patients between the ages of 13 and 48 who had mild-to-severe atopic dermatitis(More)
BACKGROUND Different elements of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis have been found to be implicated in the normal physiology of the human skin. Their effects on wound healing and hair growth in rats have been described previously. There is close homology between the thyroid hormone receptors in humans and guinea pigs. AIM To assess the effect of(More)
Seven patients with reacting perforating collagenosis (RPC) were diagnosed from 1974 to 1982. Experimental production of lesions in two patients confirmed the contributory role of superficial trauma. The pathogenesis of RPC involves transepithelial elimination of altered collagenous bundles. This process may be observed in a wide variety of disparate skin(More)
BACKGROUND Excessive risk of cutaneous melanoma as a second cancer has been associated with benign or malignant tumors of the nervous system. Cutaneous melanoma and nervous system tumors may independently aggregate in families. There are, however, no previous reports of increased likelihood of tumors of the nervous system in families of patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Several options for treatment of early mycosis fungoides (MF) offer similar success rates. Previous small studies have shown UVB to be at least as effective as PUVA. OBJECTIVE To summarize our experience with UVB treatment of early MF. METHODS A retrospective analysis of early-stage MF patients treated by narrow band (NB) or broad band (BB)(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is endemic in Israel, and in the past, has been attributed almost exclusively to Leishmania major. Over the last decade or so, an increase in Leishmania tropica (L. tropica) infections has occurred in several regions of Israel. Topical treatment of Old World CL is usually the rule, however, in some cases systemic(More)